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Tilia tomentosa

How much and when to irrigate Tilia tomentosa

The specimens of Tilia tomentosa resist very well both to drought periods and to cold winters, with temperatures well below zero. Generally, they do not require irrigation during the autumn and winter months, while with the arrival of summer, watering begins to be administered more regularly and frequently. Especially if the specimens are grown in areas with a hot and dry climate. According to the size of the plant it is advisable to dose the quantity of water to be dispensed. In addition, it is advisable to check the condition of the drainage in the soil. In fact, it is not recommended to subject the Tilia tomentosa plants to frequent water stagnation, as they could damage the root system, with consequent suffering of the plants.

How to take care of Tilia Tomentosa


Tilia tomentosa trees are very rustic plants, which do not require particular cultivation attention. Precisely for this reason they are also used to adorn parks and long avenues. In fact, they adapt well to any substrate as long as proper drainage is guaranteed. With the arrival of the autumn season they lose their entire foliage and in summer the rich and fragrant flowering occurs, which characterizes this plant species. If young plants are grown, it is advisable to shelter them from frosts and sudden changes in temperature. The best period for planting the Tilia tomentosa is in March. Furthermore, it is important to keep in mind that these specimens need a lot of space, to be able to grow in a luxuriant and continuous way.

When and how to fertilize the Tilia tomentosa


Tilia tomentosa is a very resistant and long-lived plant. Development is very slow and to help strengthen young specimens it is important to support growth with the use of specific products. For example, it may be useful to use manure fertilizer to be joined to the surface layers of the substrate. In this case it is advisable to move the surrounding soil with the help of a hoe. Or you can opt for a complete organic fertilizer, specially designed for young plants. The solution is administered through the irrigation water. In both cases, the best time to start the fertilization cycle is with the arrival of summer, in this way the entire structure and also the vigorous root system of the Tilia tomentosa are strengthened.

Exposure, parasites and remedies


The specimens of Tilia tomentosa do not require a particular exposure, even if they prefer very sunny positions. A good location can avoid the onset of some common diseases that affect these trees. In fact, if the foliage begins to take on brownish tones with consequent withering, it is possible that they have been affected by some fungal diseases, such as pitting or anthracnose. In addition, they are subject to attacks by defoliating insects such as bucephalous or cherry bombice, which conspicuously damage the entire foliage. To remedy this condition it is always important to contact specialized personnel who know how to evaluate the extent of the situation and the chemical or biodynamic intervention methods. Finally, in the case of aphids, a specific insecticide is useful.

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